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Boating Collision Near Council Bluffs Being Investigated by Iowa DNR

  • 7/5/2016 8:02:00 AM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS – A boating collision that resulted in one vessel sinking to the bottom of the Missouri River is being investigated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The collision occurred just after 10 p.m. Friday when a 24-foot boat operated by Corey Fuller, 45, of Omaha, Neb., collided with another boat being operated by Anthony Wilson, 43, of Bellevue, Neb.., on the Missouri River near Council Bluffs.

The boat operated by Fuller sunk to the bottom of the river following the collision. Fuller and a passenger on his boat, Kristine Schwab, 42, also of Omaha, Neb., were rescued from the water by another boat. They were not wearing life jackets, but did have life jackets with them.

Anthony Wilson’s wife, Deanne Wilson, 37, suffered minor injuries in the collision and was treated and released from Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. Neither of the Wilsons were thrown in the water as a result of the collision.

Alcohol was not a factor in the collision. The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.